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-month lease with the city. the gun club has been at this location for nearly 80 years. >> members of nasa's curiosity team are expected to give an update of its mission to mars today at noon. --the announcement will be delivered here in san francisco at the annual fall meeting of the american geophysical union. rumors about a big discovery began after curiosity's sciences was quoted as saying that a rover instrument responsible for finding inorganic compounds had gathered data for " the history books. nasa downplayed that comment in a statement on friday. >> pope benedict the 16th have officially joined twitter today launching his official twitter account. the formal announcement is set for a press conference with catholic and twitter officials said the vatican. the pope will be composing the tweeds for the new account himself. the pope will press the button to send first himself but after that other people will send tweet out on his behalf. in june 2011 the popes in his first week from the twitter account for the vatican new site no word on what the pope's tour account name will be yet.
of this world. right now nasa is revealing the latest discovery on mars. ready in welcome to brand-new hour of "happening now," i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm jenna lee. uncovering new knowledge about the red planet. today's announcement comes nearly four months after the six-wheeled robot landed in a giant crater. nasa unveiling the latest findings today as a gathering of scientists around the world come together. claudia cowen joins us by phone. >> reporter: this would be a game change err but most likely not. this may be a little overhyped after one scientist said that the data would be one for the record books. that was tweeted by curiosity itself through a twitter account run by nasa's jet propulsion lab. for the past few weeks nasa has had to real in expectations issuing a press release saying today's news quote will be the update about the first use of the rove verse full array of analytical instruments to inspect a drift of sandy soil. some say they may have uncovered methane, and that aliens may have been decomposing. the rover is working to identify organic compounds to see if mars can
probably saw a really cool image. a nighttime view of the earth from space. nasa was able to show us this image, thanks to a new satellite equipped with something called visible infrared imaging radiometer suite. but this image of the globe from space is not what you might think it is. we do not have a camera far enough away from earth to get an image of the whole thing. it's a composite knitted together from data taken by the satellite as it made several passes around the earth. lots of the cool pictures you see like of hurricanes from earth are actually composites. anything close enough to the earth to be held by its gravitational pull is also too close to get a whole earth picture. for perspective, this is what the earth looks like from the international space station. you can't really see the whole thing at once. only a couple dozen earthlings have ever been far enough from the earth to see the whole thing. like the crew of apollo 8, who took this picture commonly known as "earth rise" from the window of the craft as they orbited the moon in 1968. unfortunately, nearly half the e
sister kate. >>> the $8 million man and nasa's high res look at you on our planet earth. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. this week president obama puts syrian leader bahsar al assad on notice about the use of chemical weapons. and now we know why. pentagon sources tell nbc news that syria is preparing chemical weapons for the possible use against the military people in the form of aerial bombs. jim miklaszewski reports. >> reporter: as the fighting grows more intense and syrian rebels close in on damascus, the syrian regime has turned increasingly desperate. u.s. officials tell nbc news the syrian military loaded the precursor chemicals for sarn nerve gas into aerial bombs. that could be dropped from dozens of syrian fighter bombers. this week u.s. intelligence detected a flurry of activity at chemical weapons sites like this one. while u.s. officials confirm the precursor chemicals are loaded, they must still be mixed together to create the deadly sarin gas. the development shook the world. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton issued strong warnings to syria
, really spectacular views, of planet earth after dark. >> nasa just released these stunning images of earth at night, taking from a new satellite. you see dense clusters coming alive. and boats popping up along the nile river. >> there's big cities. light from middle east oil exploration. even wildfires in australia. pretty cool. >>> well, a new campaign that's meant to raise awareness about the deficit crisis, is getting lots of buzz. >> it calls on young folks to get serious about the deficit, and it stars former senator, alan simpson. >> stop instagraming your breakfast and tweeting your problems. and getting on youtube so you can see "gangnam style." >> he's got the moves. >> you go ahead, boy. >> 81-year-old alan simpson, right there, kicking it gangnam style. the can kicks back, a play on kicking the can down the road. that's simpson of simpson-bowles. >> that was the commission working to reduce the deficit. there's your commission chairman. whatever gets folks' attention, right? the work not in vain. there's your chairman. looking good, allen. break it down. looks good in e
is coming through tomorrow. >>> and nasa is making a huge statement about mars. >>> and the pope has a twitter account. i'm going to follow him this morning. welcome back to "early start." i'm sozoraida sambolin. >> i'm alina cho. >>> they are sick and tired of getting soaked in northern california this morning. the third pacific storm in five days saturating the san francisco bay area this weekend. thousands are without power. trees are down and hundreds of homes have been damaged by falling limbs or floodwaters. >> people are evabcuating out o the park. as you can see in the front of the park, you can't get out. i had to park up on the hill and walk down the side hill to get in here. it's very bad in here. >> this thing just went up fast. real fast. we had previously gotten up high, but not this bad. >> you live right here in the park? >> right there. >> right here? >> right there. i got my mom out. i took her down to a friend's house down the street because you never know with water like this, what it will do. >> rob marciano is tracking the pacific storms for us. he's in the cnn
. kevin ford doesn't have to wait for nasa to release picture like that. he sees views from space every day. he is the commander of the international space station. just a warning before we start speaking, there's about an eight-second delay because we're transmitting a long way this morni morning. so is it morning or night up there, kevin? >> it's already afternoon on board the space station. and we've already done an almost what feels like to me a full day's work. i have a little bit more work after the interview right now. so right now we are in a night pass. we are in the northern hemisphere right now out over the pacific ocean. it's dark outside right now. we'll be in light in just a matter of about ten minutes. >> i was just going to ask you that. how can you tell the difference between night and day? because, you know, in my mind it's always dark up there. >> well, the -- space is dark but, of course, when we're on the sun side of the earth, we're in full lumination and have the reflection of the earth below us, beautiful blue earth and we're in daylight. only on the back side of
from nasa and it illustrates why superstrong sandy is ranked as one of the worst natural disasters to ever hit our nation and how it caused such widespread destruction. stretching from maine to the colts take on the sandy brought a storm surge along the mid-atlantic coast northward including a surge to 11 feet and the long island. massive storms and sustained winds were 90 miles per hour with hurricane force wind approximately 75 miles to the center and tropical storm force winds extending outward approximately 485 miles. according to fema, superstrong sandy winscombe storm surges and flooding hit 12 states. more than 8 million people lost power. transportation systems in new york, philadelphia, boston and washington d.c. shut down and over 12,000 commercial flights were halted. communities up and down the coast are battered. federal government has a responsibility to help in the recovery effort. initial estimates from new york and new jersey alone of disaster assistance total more than $70 billion, a staggering number. sandy demonstrates clearly why it is so important to move forw
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